Puteoli itself under the name Dicaearchia was probably founded by Cumae.
Cumae refused to give a pension to Homer, for fear that all the blind men would ask for a pension.
And he also sent to Cumae as large a garrison as he thought would be sufficient to guard the fortress there.
There was a volcanic lake near Cumae called Avernus, whose waters gave out sulphureous vapours.
Mommsen, in an excellent paper (Hermes, 1878), has laid the scene at Cumae.
Some advised him to lead his troops immediately thence to Cumae, and assault the town.
Thus Hermes travelled with the grain merchant from Cumae and became known to the Romans.
The only objection to Cumae being the place is the passage in ch.
Of this second edition in four Books we possess only Book i. (incomplete), and fragments of the others; the scene is at Cumae.
He inspected the cave of the Sibylla of Cumae, but what it meant to him we do not know.